The Most Horrible Thing Found on Blackbeard's Pirate Ship

Blackbeard the Pirate has become the inspiration for many fictional works, but the remains of his ship reveal some interesting day-to-day medical practices. Read more about this fearsome pirate and his even more frightening medical techniques.

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BLACKBEARD WAS A NOTORIOUS ENGLISH PIRATE. Blackbeard's ships attacked a French slave ship called La Concorde, which he renamed Queen Anne's Revenge u

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BLACKBEARD CARED ABOUT HIS CREW'S HEALTH. EDWARD TEACH.(BLACK BEARO). Wallint the Plank When Blackbeard took over Queen Anne's Revenge, he forced the

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WHEN THE WRECK OF QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGEWAS EXCAVATED, ARCHEOLOGISTS RECOVERED MANY INTERESTING MEDICAL ARTIFACTS. CRACKED.COM

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THEY FOUND A SYRINGE USED TO INSERT MERCURY INTO THE URETHRA. A common treatment for syphilis, mercury alleviated some of the symptoms at the risk of

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THEY ALSO DISCOVERED RECTAL PUMPS. They would have been used to insert liquid quickly into the rectum, but archaeologists are unsure as to its use. Pl

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OF COURSE, THERE WERE ALSO TOOLS FOR BLOODLETTING. Not enough pain around, unleash the blood! CRACKED.COM

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS ALSO FOUND WEAPONS OF TERROR. The pirates would fire canons with canvas bags full of glass, spikes, and nails. Its purpose was to maim

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BLACKBEARD'S SHIP WAS TERRIFYING FOR A MULTITUDE OF REASONS. In short, don't time travel back in time. You never know when you'll be wishing for advanSource: LiveScience